News 2023-2024

Courier Report 19th April 2024
Posted on Sun 14 Apr 2024
There are two significant events that usually occur in April, the warmth of Spring and the Isle of Man Photography Club Annual Competition. Sadly, this year there has been no sign of temperatures rising so far, only the wettest April day on record and Storm Kathleen. Thankfully the Isle...
Courier Report 5th April 2024
Posted on Sun 31 Mar 2024
If there is one genre of photography that is guaranteed to be greeted with ‘oohs and aahs,’ it is images of cute, young babies! Such was the case when a former member of the Photographic Society, Nessie Gillen, agreed to come to the St John Ambulance HQ to give helpful tips and advice...
Courier Report 22nd March 2024
Posted on Sun 17 Mar 2024
All Clubs and Societies, not only on the Isle of Man, need to demonstrate a degree of ingenuity in being willing to adapt to change - for change is all around us. The Isle of Man Photographic Society is not only the oldest on the Island, but one which is an excellent example...
Courier Report 8th March 2024
Posted on Sun 3 Mar 2024
As spring is just around the corner it seemed a good time for the Isle of Man Photography Club to hold its annual Nature Competition. The Nature Competition, ironically held on a very wet Wednesday evening, is a competition that often brings out the best in club members with an array of...
Courier Report 23rd February 2024
Posted on Sun 18 Feb 2024
It might have been Valentine’s night, but the only love in evidence at the St John headquarters was for a love of photography as a hobby. (Not that members of the Society are unromantic, of course!) It was not too surprising that the numbers who attended were lower than usual, but any...
Courier Report 9th February 2024
Posted on Sun 4 Feb 2024
After one of the stormiest Winters many people can recall in several years, the most recent of which had caused a postponement of, and delay to, the IOMPS being able to resume its 2023/24 programme following the Christmas break, it was great to be able to hold our second ‘...
Courier Report 29th December 2023
Posted on Sun 24 Dec 2023

Dave Kneale from Media Isle of Man was the Society’s popular and entertaining final guest presenter for 2023, so we knew his would be a fascinating retrospective, pictorial record of the past year. In what has become an eagerly anticipated annual event now, Dave showed us many...

Courier Report 15th December 2023
Posted on Sun 10 Dec 2023
During the dark days to Christmas the Isle of Man Photography Club provided some very welcome illumination by holding its first assignment competition of the new season. This assignment competition was also a first for the Club with Terry Donnelly judging the competition via a Zoom link...
Courier Report 1st Decenber 2023
Posted on Sat 25 Nov 2023

Always prepared to try something new” seems to be the maxim of the Isle of Man Photographic Society (“IOM Camera Club”) as members discovered on a highly successful Wednesday evening recently. This was yet another ‘first’ for the Society...

Courier Report 17th November 2023
Posted on Thu 16 Nov 2023

Our early November evening took the form of an ‘Open’ photography competition when virtually anything could be entered as a legitimate subject matter. This, of course, makes it more difficult for our invited judge who, on this occasion, was experienced amateur photographer,...

IOMPC 85th Anniversary
Posted on Thu 16 Nov 2023

The most recent meeting of the Society marked a very special anniversary for the Island’s lonest established camera club because its members celebrated the Society’s 85th Anniversary. A specially commissioned cake was skilfully produced by Louise Hitchin from ‘...

Courier Report 3rd November 2023
Posted on Mon 30 Oct 2023
It's show time as the Isle of Man Photography Club held its first competition of the new season. With a number of changes being introduced by the committee, tonight was the first opportunity to test the new open competition format. Out have gone the Intermediate and Advanced Classes to...
Courier Report 20th October 2023
Posted on Mon 23 Oct 2023

A constant plea from the membership is “Could we please have more practical evenings to help us to learn and refine our skills?” Well, the recently elected Committee has listened carefully to these requests and has responded positively by building into the 2023/24 programme several such...

Courier Report 13th October 2023
Posted on Sat 14 Oct 2023

The previous week’s hiccup - a postponement caused by major storm Agnes – was quickly forgotten when the new Society President, Barry Murphy, introduced himself to members, old and new, last Wednesday evening. His lively presentation touched briefly on the history of the Island’s...

Courier Report 22nd September 2023
Posted on Thu 21 Sep 2023
The evenings are starting to ‘close in’ once more, a sure sign that Autumn is near and that the Man Photographic Society (now also known as the Isle of Man Photography Club) is about to resume its fortnightly meetings again. As we brace ourselves to face the cold, dark...